The Stock Tip
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George has been given a stock market tip and, after going in for $5,000, wants Jerry to invest $2,500 too. Meanwhile, Jerry asks Vanessa, a girl he is dating, to go to Vermont for a weekend together. Although she is unsure about the consequences, Jerry assures Vanessa it will help to move their relationship along.
After buying the stock, Jerry is depressed when it does nothing but lose money. Out nearly half his investment, Jerry calls George, demanding he contact Wilkenson, the source of the tip, to find out what is going on. When they learn Wilkenson is in the hospital, George decides to go and see him personally.
Demanding the stock be sold, Jerry leaves for his Vermont getaway with Vanessa, where it rains the entire weekend. While looking through the newspaper, Jerry discovers the stock he sold rebounded. Returning to New York, Jerry finds George several thousand dollars richer, while he is left with only his loss.
Soon after this episode aired, NBC executives ordered 13 additional Seinfeld episodes to air as midseason replacements during the 1990-91 season.
This was the last Seinfeld to be filmed at Ren-Mar Studios in Hollywood. From Season Two, all Seinfeld episodes were filmed at CBS Studio Center in Studio City, California.
A line cut from the finished episode had Jerry agreeing to let Kramer's anarchist friends stay in his place but only if they promised to wear all of Jerry's underwear too.
While filming "The Stock Tip," Michael Richards played a practical joke on the rest of the cast. He entered Jerry's apartment with a woman who immediately began removing her clothes until she had stripped down to a g-string.
"I have to say, those people talking behind us really ruined that movie for me"
"Why didn't you do something?"
"What do you want me to do? I gave the guy the half turn. Then I gave him the full turn with the eye roll! I mean, beyond that, I'm risking a punch in the mouth."